News and Updates
December 6, 2017

Successes from the 10th Annual Walk and Wheel to School Week

Working together to create healthy and active school communities

DASH held a successful 10th annual Walk and Wheel to School Week from October 2nd to 6th, 2017, as part of International Walk to School Month (iWalk). This event celebrates the many benefits of walking and wheeling to school, and involves students, staff, families and community members working together to create healthy and active school communities.

We are pleased to announce that this year, we had participation in the event from 166 schools across the province. This is up from 104 schools participating in the event last year, which amounts to an almost 60% increase in participation rates!

To illustrate some of the impacts of this event, we have some stories to share from participating schools:

Queneesh Elementary School, School District 71:

  • Queneesh Elementary School had the highest overall percentage (81%) of class participants.


Ranch Park Elementary School, School District 43:

  • Ranch Park Elementary School had 70% of their students walk and wheel to school over the course of the week.


Kersley Elementary School, School District 28:

  • Kersley Elementary participated in the Walk and Wheel to School event this year by surveying each class for three days in a row.”
  • “The weather was a little chilly, but we still had as many as 38% of our students walking or wheeling to school!”
  • “We even had some [students] who drove part way and walked the rest.
  • “Thank you for encouraging healthy activity!”


South Rutland Elementary School, School District 23:

  • “[South Rutland Elementary School] had two classes that both had over 75% participation.”
  • “Thank you for the wonderful prizes!”


If you participated in this year’s event and would like to share your story, please contact us at iwalk@dashbc.ca.


To inquire about next year’s event or to learn more about iWalk, please contact us at iwalk@dashbc.ca.